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The Decision-Maker's Choice

Jay Harris
Posted 23/05/2022

As we bathe in the glory of another unsatisfactory season where we did at least get to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, it is time to take stock, reboot and plan for the future.

The board is under review (apparently), the manager is not totall...
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Approaching the Exit Door…

Ian Bennett
Posted 22/05/2022

It will be interesting who hits the exit door in the close season.

I fully expect clever use if the loan system, and up and coming talent picked out of London clubs to help supplement the squad. It needs a good spine adding, as our troubles stem t...
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An Everton Poem by Mike Conlon

Bill Christopher
Posted 21/05/2022

Everton... poetry in motion!Which team to support? You must decideThe Blue or Red of Merseyside?Taken to Goodison, no choice involvedLifelong Blue, the problem solvedThe force is strong, a great allianceThe People’s Club, the School of SscienceDixi...
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Pitch Invasions

Michael Kenrick
Posted 20/05/2022

Amidst the tremendous scenes at Goodison Park last night that greeted first the winning goal, superbly executed by Gray and Calvert-Lewin, to the hugely joyous pitch invasion that went on for a great many minutes after the final whistle, concerns ...
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Richarlison Andrade .

Tony  Everan
Posted 20/05/2022

Sorry, Tony – no text in your article! Hope you kept a copy… Please let me know – Michael ...
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The Everton Knot: how to get through this day

Andy Crooks
Posted 19/05/2022

Hands up who had a good sleep last night? Me neither. The creeping anxiety that has afflicted me for weeks has grown into a huge knot in the gut. But today it ends; here's why.

We will win tonight, I have thought about this for the last 9 hours a...
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Idrissa Gueye refuses to wear shirt with rainbow number

Christy Ring
Posted 18/05/2022

I see a lot of questions being asked in France after Idrissa Gueye refused to play for PSG last week because of rainbow-coloured numbers on their jerseys to join the fight against homophobia.

In the corresponding fixture last season, he cried off ...
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Alan Ball

Danny O’Neill
Posted 13/05/2022

Felt the need to submit this. [→ Facebook]

I grew up learning about him and we used to watch Southampton purely because of him. Apparently the best Ever...
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Mick Lyons in the early stages of dementia

Tony Abrahams
Posted 10/05/2022

I’ve just been reading that Mick Lyons, who was a proper, genuinely tough, hard as nails central defender, is in the early stages of dementia.

He can still remember everything from playing for the club years ago, but he’s suffering from short...
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Anthony Gordon’s indomitable spirit has been a light in Everton’s dark season

Gary McCarty
Posted 10/05/2022

Everyone connected to Everton Football Club will need a long summer holiday when the final whistle sounds on this campaign. Indeed, the 2021/2022 season is one that the Goodison Park faithful have had to endure rather than enjoy but if there is a ...
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The Class of 1906

Alan Burnham
Posted 22/04/2022

Long before I ever set foot in Goodison Park, I was smitten by this wonderful, addictive allegiance to Everton Football Club. Listening to my three older brothers, the names of players I would never see were etched in my memory – Hickson, Lello...
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How Everton can escape relegation battle in May

Gary McCarty
Posted 28/05/2022

It was looming all season long, but now it is a reality - Everton are facing an imminent relegation threat following a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in last weekend's Merseyside derby. 

Everton's fellow relegation rivals Burnley have won back-to-...
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It is between Us and Burnley

Ajay Gopal
Posted 12/04/2022

Right, we are at the home stretch of the season – 8 games to play, 4 points separating Everton Football Club from the drop zone. I think Southampton, Brentford and Newcastle United will be safe. Leeds United are on a ‘new manager’ bounce, an...
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Flash (?) Gordon

Kieran Kinsella
Posted 09/04/2022

Early in the season, Anthony Gordon had the odd flashy moment but seemed to get bullied off the ball and run out of gas. One positive from the Rafa era (along with Townsend and Gray — yes they went off the boil but their early-season goals are p...
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Is Lampard the Solution to Everton's Problems?

Gary McCarty
Posted 19/04/2022

Believe it or not, yes. Frank Lampard is well suited to solve many of Everton's problems because he boasts most of the characteristics that a good manager should have. For example, he has managed to achieve so much as a player, which should show h...
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Burnley, An Insider's Perspective

Lee Courtliff
Posted 05/04/2022

For those who don't know me, I'm from and live in Burnley but support Everton due to my Scouse father. Anyway, seeing as this game is so big, I thought I'd give you a few bits of 'inside information' on our next opponents.

For 2 or 3 season...
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Golden rules for Lampard

Jim Wilson
Posted 05/04/2022

There were some tremendous comments in the Bollocks to Play thread, none better than Robert Tressell pointing out the 'golde...
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The Championship is not the place to be losing money hand over fist - Everton need a miracle

Gary McCarty
Posted 31/03/2022

They say that the quickest way to become a millionaire is by starting out as a billionaire and then buying a football club. Of course, that’s not universally true but in the Championship where owners tend to throw good money after bad in a despe...
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Yerry Mina future back on Everton’s agenda

Gary McCarty
Posted 30/03/2022

By the end of March 2022, Yerry Mina had made just 11 appearances for Everton during the 2021-22 campaign. He was only just into double figures for Premier League appearances, with a familiar ailment keeping him stuck on the sidelines for long per...
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Everton's Mission Impossible: What can we get from Liverpool game in April?

Gary McCarty
Posted 29/03/2022

Alex Iwobi's late winner against Newcastle United last time out lifted the spirits at Goodison Park, but Everton remain locked in a frightening relegation battle.

Despite bringing a four-match losing Premier League streak to a halt with a he...
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